Tag: short call

Why Options Selling Strategies Are Perfect for this Market

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Nothing has changed! Volatility continues to remain high across the board. In fact, volatility in SPY has increased over the past few weeks. Moreover, the IV rank and IV percentile of SPY remain high, which means there are plenty of opportunities to use a variety of different options selling strategies. As I’ve stated numerous times… Read more »

Trade Idea: A Potential Earnings Trade in Walmart (WMT)

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As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to email me or post your question in the comments section below. And don’t forget to sign up for my Free Weekly Newsletter for weekly education, research and trade ideas. Walmart (WMT) is due to announce before the opening bell Tuesday. So, as always, let’s go through the exercise… Read more »

A Potential Earnings Play in Disney (DIS)

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As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to email me or post your question in the comments section below. And don’t forget to sign up for my Free Weekly Newsletter for weekly education, research and trade ideas. Disney (DIS) is due to announce after the close next Wednesday. So, as always, let’s go through the exercise… Read more »

My Favorite Trading Tool When Setting up a Trade

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As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to email me or post your question in the comments section below. And don’t forget to sign up for my Free Weekly Newsletter for weekly education, research and trade ideas. One of my favorite trading tools as a statistically based trader is the Expected Move, also known as the Expected Range.… Read more »

Another Bearish Trade to Hopefully Pad the Coffers

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It amazes me how many people, some professional options traders included, run from challenging markets. The beauty of options is that we have the ability to make money in any type of market, bull, bear or sideways.  I mean, come on, it’s been an incredible environment for bear call spreads and numerous other options strategies… Read more »

A Potential Earnings Trade in CVS Health (CVS)

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As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to email me or post your question in the comments section below. And don’t forget to sign up for my Free Weekly Newsletter for weekly education, research and trade ideas. CVS Health (CVS) is due to announce before the open next Wednesday. So, as always, let’s go through the… Read more »

An Alternative Hedge Strategy for Energy Stocks

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As we all know, oil prices have sky-rocketed this year. And some of the beneficiaries, of course, have been the major oil players, namely Exxon Mobil (XOM). In fact, the oil behemoth has pushed over 40% higher this year, while many stocks have suffered mightily. And my goal is to keep some of those gains.… Read more »